If you recently had an abortion or are considering an abortion, it is essential to know the signs and risks of an incomplete abortion. 

An incomplete abortion is a complication that can occur after either a medical or surgical abortion. It is a serious health risk that requires immediate medical intervention to protect your health and safety.

Signs and symptoms of incomplete abortion can include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever
  • Low blood pressure

What is Incomplete Abortion?

Incomplete abortion occurs when pregnancy tissue is not entirely removed during your abortion procedure. If left untreated, this tissue can cause serious complications in your body, such as:

  • Hemorrhaging
  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Hypotension

Due to most abortion procedures being outpatient clinic visits, you must be aware of the signs and symptoms that you might be suffering from an incomplete abortion. 

Signs of an Incomplete Abortion 

Common signs and symptoms of an incomplete abortion include:

  • Soaking a sanitary pad every hour and passing large blood clots in great quantity
  • Pain in the abdominal/pelvic regions or back pain that does not get better with pain medication
  • Labor-like cramping
  • Low blood pressure, also known as hypotension
  • Feeling faint or light-headed
  • Increased pulse rate (100 beats per minute or more during periods of rest)
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • A fever (temperature above 100.4 °F) or chills 

Seek immediate medical help from your primary care doctor or local hospital emergency room if you are showing any of the above signs or even suspect you are suffering from an incomplete abortion. Immediate medical intervention is necessary to protect your safety and limit further complications.

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Protecting your health and safety is one of the most important things you can do. 

If you are considering abortion, it is important to speak with your doctor or medical provider to fully understand all the risks and complications you may encounter from an abortion procedure.

The medical professionals at Choices are here to help. Our team is focused on providing you with all the information you need to make an informed and empowered decision about your unexpected pregnancy. 

From pregnancy test confirmation to ultrasound scans to taking the time to walk through all the facts about your pregnancy and the available options, we are here for you.

Our no-cost services are confidential, so contact us today to schedule your appointment and get the facts and help you need to make the best choice for your health and future.

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